It: Chapter 2, Doctor Sleep and Castle Rock – Must-See’s for Stephen King Fans

For years, fans of horror author Stephen King have watched his books come to life in movies and TV. Coming up this year are a few movies that are bound to be terrifying and surreal.

2017 brought us the first part of It, a story of seven outcasts, dubbed “The Losers Club,” who band together to destroy a shape-shifting monster. This creature disguises itself as a clown named Pennywise and feeds on the children of Derry. Clowns are creepy enough as it is, although is that because of Pennywise the clown…or just Gacy? This version of It is a remake of the 1990 TV movie.

Later this year, on September 6, It: Chapter Two will hit theaters. It takes place twenty-seven years after the events of the first movie. The Losers Club have grown up and moved away from Derry and live totally new lives. However, a single phone call brings them back to finish the fight.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

But that isn’t it. Doctor Sleep is also expected to be in theaters November 8. Based off the novel of the same name, Doctor Sleep is a sequel to The Shining. If you’ve never seen that classic, it’s about a family that heads to an isolated hotel for the winter. A sinister presence influences father Jack Torrance into violence, while his son, Danny, sees terrifying forebodings from both the past and future. Danny has psychic powers that allow this to happen, a phenomenon called The Shine.

Dan Torrance is now an adult. He meets a young girl who possesses similar powers and tries to protect her from a cult called The True Knot. These guys prey on children with The Shine to remain immortal.

Starting to see a pattern here…Lot of preying on children going on…

Hulu’s Castle Rock is also expecting a second season sometime soon. While no release date is yet set, it’s likely to come near the end of 2019 or early 2020. Castle Rock is a combination of multiple Stephen King stories combined into one, intertwining characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine.


So far, we know that Season 2 will have links to Misery, “The Body”/ Stand by Me, Needful Things, ‘Salem’s Lot and “The Sun Dog.”

Madyson Bracken

Hey! I'm a Communication/Journalism student at Shippensburg University. I like movies, TV, all genres of music and writing.

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